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Exploring All Things Shakespearean

November 30, 2018

AFS students traveled to the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) in Staunton, VA November 16-18. Trip leader Megan Bellwoar Hollinger shared with This Week that the group participated in two different workshops on acting Shakespeare's text, and saw three shows in two days including an adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, and Shakespeare's Richard III and As You Like It. 

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Homecoming Draws over 80 Alumni for a Day of Reminiscing

November 30, 2018

More than 80 alumni returned to the AFS campus for Homecoming 2018

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Physics Students Take Flight in the Classroom

November 30, 2018

Jiahe Wu said, “At first it was stressful. The first thing Jordan introduced us to was a plane map covered with planes.” Jiahe’s teammate Clay Lewis felt the group worked well and divided the work strategically saying, “I was the team leader, so basically I did the numbers and wrote everything down.” He also said, “I felt like it was better than a normal test because not only did we need to know the material, we needed to know how to apply the material.”

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AFS Community Members Pledge #GivingTuesday Support

November 30, 2018

We are grateful for the following AFS community members who donated on Giving Tuesday to help our campus flourish now and into the future.

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Senior Echo Li Reflects on Center for Experiential Learning Experiences

November 13, 2018

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL), directed by Rosanne Mistretta, connects students with hands-on experiences and extended learning in the world outside AFS.

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Teaching at AFS: I Have the Freedom to Create a Dynamic Curriculum

October 18, 2018

"Instead of the traditional schooling that I had experienced, I saw teachers engaging students in deep discussions and working along side them in interactive projects." - Felix Chen

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Upper School Theatre Program Garners 22 Award Nominations

May 22, 2018

Two Upper School student productions presented this year have garnered a total of 22 nominations from two scholastic awards programs.

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Lessons From Off the Beaten Path

January 3, 2018

Faculty members Roseanne Liberti and John Rison walked 97 miles across the northern tier of England together, a trek that tested their endurance, taught them about the power of sharing stories and reminded them that kindness can be contagious. Read about their adventure of hiking along Hadrian's Wall.

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A Front Row Seat to See the ‘Dark Hole’ in the Sky

January 3, 2018

Viewing a total eclipse of the sun, amid a sea of thousands of people who gathered from around the country and the world at a fairgrounds Hopkinsville, Ky.,will add more meaning and nuance to how I teach about eclipses in my Astronomy courses. Before, I was always able to show pictures and videos, but now I can explain what it is really like and hopefully inspire my students to look up with wonder — like I still do.
— Jordan Burkey
Upper School Physics Teacher

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Seeing Cuba Through My Own Lens

January 3, 2018

At AFS, we are focused on creating citizens of the world, and that means understanding who we are, but also being open to understanding the perspectives of others. While talk of the flora and fauna I saw on my trip to Cuba this summer will certainly make its way into my classroom, perhaps more important is my deeper understanding of a different culture.
— Kristina Bickford Denzel ’93

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